Beauty Secrets

Here are some beauty secrets I read about online (Your Beauty site).

Freeze Your Eyeliner

Does your eyeliner constantly crumble while putting it on? Leave it in the freezer for 15 minutes prior to applying your makeup. It should glide along your lash line seamlessly after that.  But I highly recommend Urban Decay 24×7 eyeliners – no freezer needed.

Shave With Conditioner

If you’re out of shaving cream, lather your legs with conditioner instead of soap. Conditioner will soften the hair on your legs making it easier to shave (and it will leave your skin feeling extra silky).

Rinse Hair With Beer Or Vinegar (Drinking the beer doesn’t count)

Rinsing your hair with beer helps restore moisture to your locks while using vinegar will up the ante in shine. Soak your hair in either liquid (not at the same time) for a few minutes, then rinse with cold water.

Turn Up The Heat

For curlier, flirtier lashes, heat your lash curler with a hair dryer for five to eight seconds before curling them (need I say this will only work on metal eyelash curlers?  or that a heated metal object is HOT?).

Use Ice Cubes To Keep Fat, Acne And Wrinkles At Bay

Massage an ice cube over your face until it melts. Do it every night before bed and keep fat cells, acne and wrinkles under control.

 

Soothe Your Stomach.. And Your Face

Apparently Pepto-Bismol isn’t just a stomach soother, it can also be used as a facial mask. It contains bismuth subsalicylate, which is commonly found in facial creams. In an interview with Reader’s Digest, Dr.Frances Jang, a dermatologist at Skinworks, recommended spreading two teaspoons of Pepto-Bismol on your face, then letting it dry for 15 to 30 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water.

Apply Sunscreen Daily

Wear sunscreen every day, rain or shine. Even when it’s cloudy. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 80 per cent of the sun’s ultraviolet rays pass through the clouds.  OH, NOW they tell me.

Don’t Neglect Your Elbows

It’s easy to forget about your elbows, but they need just as much protection and care as other parts of your body. Cure dry elbows by massaging Bio-Oil onto them daily. You’ll see and feel softer elbows in at least two days.

Lighten Hair With Chamomile Tea And Lemon Juice

In an interview with Reader’s Digest, Popie Poulos, hairstylist and owner of The Salon, recommends rinsing your hair with a mixture of chamomile and fresh lemon juice instead of conditioner to permanently lighten your tresses. Allow your hair to dry while sitting in the sun or use a blow dryer — the heat will lighten your locks.

De-Puff Your Eyes With Raw Potatoes (Woo! Starch IS good for you!)

In an interview with Reader’s Digest, Dr.Frances Jang, a dermatologist at Skinworks recommends using raw potato slices to soothe your eyes. She says they are astringent which means they help decrease water retention and they also contain the enzyme catalase which helps lighten dark under eye circles. First, wash and peel a potato. Cut two slices and place one on each eye for 10 minutes. Lay down, relax and let the potatoes work their magic. Rinse the eye area gently with lukewarm water when you’re done.

Anyone have any other home beauty secrets to share? Post them on my facebook page!

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